Meaning of KEYBOARD in English


Pronunciation: ' k ē - ˌ bo ̇ rd

Function: noun

Date: 1819

1 : a bank of keys on a musical instrument (as a piano) that usually consists of seven white and five raised black keys to the octave

2 : an assemblage of systematically arranged keys by which a machine or device is operated

3 : a board on which keys for locks are hung

4 : a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.